Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Metrology and Instrumentation: Practical Applications for Engineering and Manufacturing

By
Samir Mekid
Samir Mekid
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Search for other works by this author on:
ISBN:
9781119721734
No. of Pages:
400
Publisher:
ASME-Wiley
Publication date:
2022

Humans have used parts of the body as tools ofmeasurements, for instance, the forearm, hand, and finger. Theword “foot” is still in use. The word “calibration” joined the English language within the last century, and it was used mainly in defense. But throughout history, calibration existed already in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. The excavations carried out in these regions have revealed the use of angular graduation for civil engineering.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal